A ‘beautiful gesture’ as Maritzburg United offers to carry Gift of the Givers’ logo on team’s jerseys

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Maritzburg United boss Farook Kadodia (left), striker Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Gift of Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman at a media launch of a new goodwill partnership in the city on Tuesday.
Maritzburg United boss Farook Kadodia (left), striker Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Gift of Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman at a media launch of a new goodwill partnership in the city on Tuesday.
Moeketsi Mamane

Top Maritzburg United official, Farook Kadodia, has broken his silence on the public backlash regarding the football club’s multimillion-rand sponsorship from the cash-strapped Msunduzi Municipality.

The so-called “Team of Choice” recently secured a R27 million sponsorship package from the municipality covering the next three years.

Speaking on the sides of the launch of the club’s new, ground-breaking partnership with public benefit organisation (PBO), Gift of the Givers on Tuesday, Kadodia claimed that “all the noise makers” are not just hurting his club, but also poor people.

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